Walk-In Urgent Care from Experienced Health Care Providers in Waltham, MA
Illnesses and injuries don’t follow regular business hours. Thankfully, neither does PhysicianOne Urgent Care. Our physician-founded urgent care center in Waltham, Massachusetts, has extended urgent care sevice hours every day, is open 365 days per year, and never requires appointments. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, you can expect the prompt medical attention you need for colds, sinus infections, ankle sprains, other non-life threatening health concerns at a time that is most convenient for you. Stop by whenever you need us; we are open during the week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why Choose PhysicianOne Urgent Care?
PhysicianOne Urgent Care helps foster a happier and healthier Waltham community and the surrounding towns of Watertown, Lexington and Belmont by providing friendly and professional immediate care to residents of all ages. Here are just a few of the factors that set us apart from other walk-in urgent care providers:
- We offer a full range of easily accessible and patient-centric care, including treatment for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries, digital X-ray services, clinical lab testing, flu shots, and youth physicals for school, sports, and camps.
- Our providers collaborate with local primary care providers to help ensure continuity of care for our patients.
- We are proud to be licensed and certified by the Urgent Care Association (UCA).
- Our network of urgent care centers was founded right here in New England, and is led by an executive team that includes mothers who understand the importance of having quick access to quality medical care.
How to Receive COVID-19 Testing
PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers COVID-19 testing for patients with or without symptoms. We offer PCR and Rapid (antigen) testing, as well as antibody testing. Simply walk in to be tested, or reserve your spot online for your test. You can also start your test with a Virtual COVID Visit, meeting with one of our providers via telehealth first, and your subsequent in-center test will be expedited. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, loss of taste or smell, and general malaise, but these symptoms can also be attributed to the common cold and the flu. That’s why it’s a good idea to get tested to rule out COVID-19.
Here at our urgent care center, we also offer antibody testing. This test can determine whether COVID-19 virus antibodies are present in your blood, which means you had the virus at some point in the past, even if you didn’t have any symptoms. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that up to 80% of cases are mild or asymptomatic. Getting tested for COVID-19 antibodies helps researchers learn more about the virus’s immunity and is an important first step in learning more about this virus.
24/7 Telehealth – Request a Virtual Visit
If you aren’t feeling well and would like to consult with a medical provider at PhysicianOne Urgent Care, you can do so without leaving home. Of course, we know the concept of telemedicine is new to some people, and it can take some getting used to. We understand that if you aren’t already familiar with telehealth, you might be hesitant to try it, but please don’t be intimidated! We’ve found that our patients largely value the convenience and personal attention they receive during their virtual visits with our providers. In addition to being a safe and effective way to deliver healthcare, telemedicine saves time and money, and can potentially improve health outcomes. Here’s how:
During a virtual visit, a patient who has a contagious disease can be assessed by a medical provider without any risk of exposing others to the illness. On the other hand, a patient who does not have a communicable health issue can also benefit from being seen remotely, since he or she will not have to leave home and risk being exposed to germs.
Telemedicine also helps our patients maintain their independence. Those who rely on others to provide transportation to and from their doctors’ offices are freed from those constraints, making it more likely that they will seek medical attention when necessary. While this can be helpful to anyone, it is particularly beneficial to elderly patients and those who have limited mobility.
Additionally, telemedicine easily allows for “group visits.” If a patient so chooses, he or she can have a trusted family member or friend present during a virtual consultation. Many experts recommend having “another set of listening ears” available during any health-related discussion—remote or otherwise—to help ensure that all concerns are addressed and all questions are answered during the session, as well as to better remember what was said later.
In offering telehealth services, our goal is to keep our patients as healthy and safe as possible. If you need medical attention for a non-life-threatening health issue, request a virtual telehealth visit with a PhysicianOne Urgent Care provider today.
Contact Us Today
If you’re feeling under the weather, don’t delay the medical treatment you need – simply visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care at a time that works with your busy schedule. We work hard to keep wait times brief, but to expedite your visit, be sure to take advantage of our convenient online check-in system. Our Waltham urgent care center is located at 1019 Trapelo Road near the intersection with Lexington (exit 28 off of Route 95), next to Starbucks.
Please note: To ensure an exceptional experience for each patient with ample time for proper care, we accept our last patient 15 minutes before closing.
Waltham MA 02452